What Makes Some Preschools Better Than Others?

TIME Magazine
Alice Park
August 25, 2011

Children whose preschool teachers use sophisticated vocabulary and analytic talk of books, and whose home environment provides early support for literacy, show improved reading comprehension and word recognition by the time they reach fourth grade, according to research by WCW senior research scientist Michelle Porche and David Dickinson, Professor, Department of Teaching and Learning at Vanderbilt University's Peabody College. The research reports results of a longitudinal study which examined in detail language experiences of children from low-income homes when they were in preschool.

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A summary of the research results also appeared on esciencenews.com